Skip to comments.Bush urges Kerry to condemn attack ads
Posted on 08/23/2004 1:52:38 PM PDT by ambrose
Bush urges Kerry to condemn attack ads President denounces ads in general
CRAWFORD, Texas (CNN) -- President Bush on Monday called for the so-called 527 groups to stop airing political ads, but he did not directly condemn commercials by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth that have attacked Sen. John Kerry's war record.
Speaking to reporters at his Texas ranch, Bush said he has repeatedly condemned 527 ads. These groups are named for the federal provision that makes such organizations tax exempt and allows them to accept unlimited donations.
The groups should "stop all of it -- that means that ad [the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth spot], every ad," Bush said.
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Nice turn around! Especially for CNN!!!
To put it less delicately: "Hey War Hero, put up or shut the f$@# up".
Kerry can't and he won't. If he did, he'd also have to condemn his own campaign's attack adds against Bush, and would have to order the website to pull the "compare Kerry and Bush' service record" page. Kerry doesn't dare call off his 527s; they're too flush with money he can't otherwise use.
Just wanted to add, this morning the headlines were reading Kerry urging Bush to condemn ads.
The ads are going to go on, condemned or not condemned.
Bush nor Kerry can stop them.
President Bush is looking better every day.
LOL! I think that W has (once again) confounded not only JF'nK, but also our own resident cocker spaniels....
Bush is too much the gentleman---the Dems are fighting dirty--and have the media to back them. He needs to fight back and expose them for the hypocrites they are.
Click the logo to donate to Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.
Earlier this afternoon you would have thought the sky was falling when it was first reported that "Bush Condemns Swift Boat Vet Ad".
Even when some posters see "Reuters" in the byline they still rush to throw in the towel and react negatively to the President.
Don't misunderestimate the strategery.
"I was against these ads before I was for them"
The DUmmies are backpedaling somewhat. They admit that to lose all 527 support would be much worse for Kerry than for Bush.
Check this out.....Bush has turned the tables..
I just LOVE it! If Poodle wants the attacks stopped, he should join President Bush in a public plea for ALL 527s to stop airing ads immediately. BWAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA - THIS is just TOO FUNNY!
It is good strategery, but this continued assault on the First Amendment bothers me.
If not for 527s, the Swifties would be legally prohibited from airing the truth. Scary.
"Dole Defends Swiftees in Call From Kerry
NewsMax.com ^ | 8/23/04 | Carl Limbacher
Posted on 08/23/2004 2:03:39 PM PDT by kattracks
Presidential candidate John Kerry telephoned former Sen. Bob Dole Monday morning to complain about Dole's demand a day earlier that he apologize to Vietnam veterans for protesting the war, the one-time Republican presidential candidate revealed Monday afternoon."
See JFKerry stopping those "attack" ads....
Traitor John has got millions in 527 dollars some of it from foreigners. He's not about to give of the sleaze leverage that gives him.
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